FBI Hate Crime Statistics report states Gay men are targeted in US

Saradha Natarajan

The FBI recently found out that, out of the 19% of hate crime reported from the last year, most of them likely sprang out by the anti-LGBTQ bias. Nearly 1200 people were attacked based on their sexual orientation. Statistically, 1 out of 5 attacked in hate crimes are either Gay or Transgenders according to the reports.
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Comparing to the year of 2017, the number of attacks in 2018 increased by a moderate number. Report states that roughly the attacks are increased by 17% per year. But the hate crimes from year 2017 to 2018 has been increased by 34%.
According to the Gallup, an American Analytics and Advisory company, of the total population of US, the LGBTQ community sums up to a minimum of 4.5%; but the FBI records the hate crimes comprise to 18.5% against the community.
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The hate crime number has increased in the last 2 years after more than a decade. The US has about 16,000 law enforcement officers involved voluntarily in the Hate Crime Statistics Program but only 2,026 officers have reported the crime incidents.


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